Making middle school science interesting was once my job, many moons ago. And there was one aspect of the curriculum which never failed to grab the attention of even the most disinterested pupil. Looking through a microscope for the first time.
Suddenly something as ordinary as a piece of onion skin opened up to reveal strange and wonderful worlds within worlds.
The cause of fascination was not so much that the biology book now made sense, it was more that something that had been labeled as either dull or boring unexpectedly came to life in marvelous 3D.
The question this leads to is: are you looking at life through a microscope or a telescope?
The Telescope Approach
This approach teaches you to imagine what you’d like your ideal life to be like, picture all the things that you want, think big, and even bigger. Then imagine it’s happening now and step towards it. The idea is that you energetically draw your imagined future to you. Maybe this has worked for you, and then again maybe not.
The problem with the telescope approach is that all too often what’s imagined as ideal arises out of a perception of lack – that you don’t have what you want. The aspect of your being which thinks in this way is your conditioned ego mind. In the eyes of the ego there is only having or not having, happiness or unhappiness, and so on.
And, whether your ideal happens to materialize or not, if you’re creating your life out of a perception of lack, nothing will truly satisfy because you’re already whole and complete. There is no real lack. There is only unawareness of your completeness.
Your Fulfillment is in the Small Print
Your soul is seeking fulfillment, that’s for sure. I tend to think that every soul incarnates with a check list. And yet, what constitutes a checked box is not simply what you create in the realm of form, such as material wealth, or subtle forms such as professional status. What counts is the degree to which you achieve alignment with your heart in the process of living your life.
Alignment with your heart brings your multidimensional being into a coherent state; mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. This state attunes you to the present moment where the exact instructions for peace, health and abundance exist energetically. This information is far more sophisticated and much simpler than your ego mind is designed to understand, let alone carry out.
Instead of looking out to the horizon for what you think makes you happy, pay attention to what’s going on around you and within you now. Look at ordinary events through the magnifying glass of wonder. There is another world right here within this one, invisible to your physical eyes and yet alive and readable by the senses of your soul.
Whilst it takes practice to decipher the field consistently we all possess the ability to read nonphysical energy. Your focused wonder illuminates divine intelligence and, by adding trust to what you sense, you will know what to do or not do to create all that fulfills you, without struggle, effort or over-reaching.
Thanks for this opportunity to share how my soul messages come in. For me,
it is through words plucked out of the air, seemingly, in the morning. Poetry:
Onions for Breakfast
Thought I’d vanquished fears of death;
one slender hand waving goodbye
usurped my sleeping hours;
I woke with hope,
to taste soft clouds melting in the sky.
One thing left though–shallow breath–
was how to bid goodbye, not to him,
or you, or them: Something held inside.
So heeding nothing. All. Not sure!
Remembering just before daybreak,
I felt hemmed in, uneasiness profound!
Sheets to the floor, me alone…
You doubters–read me now:
I sat bolt upright,
snatched the stagnant air,
and, with compelling wrist and hand,
slapped that dark abiding guest–
out of my life once and for all.
Now, let this day unfold!
5.15.13 (Also my Mother’s birthday. She passed in 1980, but is with me)
Thanks for sharing your poem Kay. Beautiful. The soul often speaks in and through images, poetry, music, dreams. Blessings on your day!
Wonderful wisdom there Fiona, thanks so much for sharing. And a beautifully timed reminder, as so often seems to be the case 😉 I’ve been quite intensively researching, practising and experimenting with the whole subject of ‘conscious creation/deliberate manifestation’ (whatever term we choose to use) in recent years and have certainly experienced both sides of the coin you allude to – from a seeming ‘lack’ of success in creating form/experience, to gaping in awe as events unfold in ways that stir a deep wonder and immense gratitude in me. I think you’re spot-on in your statement about an inner sense of lack being an ineffectual position from which to create outer abundance. It’s SUCH a delicate balance I find!! 🙂 So often I find myself trying, pushing etc over a period of time – then realise I’ve gotten into an energy/pattern of seeking to control, or seeking per se, which of course is a state of perceived lack. So I let go, go inside, let myself be… and then, the wisdom comes, the energetic shifts happen all by themselves, the magic unfolds… 🙂 Much love to you xx
Fantastic observations Shaunagh. Yes the navigation of is one of trial and error, so to speak, when it comes to conscious creation. Keep playing with the possibility that everything is happening all by itself…rest into this. And above all enjoy being you! Love Fiona
First of all, how fun to picture you as a science teacher 🙂
I appreciate your perspective here. You put into words something that I’ve felt for a long time, ever since I learned about conscious creating/abundance techniques. (Your take reminds me of Mark Silver’s writing on this topic – have you read his Backwards ebook?)
At first, I was gung ho to try this idea, as it felt magical and wonderful! But as I practiced them, and reflected more about them, they never felt right to my heart – they felt driven by ego and a lot of “meing” and “selfing:” look at what I am manifesting or what I am creating…..
And yet, the dark side of this was when I wasn’t meing or selfing my way into what I wanted. Then I would feel this deep spiritual shame of failure that I wasn’t creating the life I wanted. It’s the most painful, deepest sense of separation I’ve ever felt – because I would also feel cast out, as if God wasn’t blessing me because I was bad, wrong, or doing something bad or wrong. Oh, ouch.
At the same time, as Shaunagh mentioned, I have had times when the techniques seemed to “work” – when events would line up in a way that felt like a giant wink from the Divine. And so many others have said that they’ve worked for them and have helped them create this great abundance.
It helps me to look at those times when everything flows or lines up as a gift, as grace, not as something I’m creating. I like your idea of tapping into the energy and flowing with it. For me that always means slowing things way (waaaay) down. I can’t listen when I’m speedy.
On the most basic ground floor level, selfing or manifesting doesn’t nourish my heart. My body tightens, my belly tightens, my energy gets frantic and very scattered – trying to do everything, taking on too much, and saying yes way too much. I feel like I have no center. In my mind, I can become hard hearted towards others and their pain, and subtly blame them for it (they must be creating it somehow!) I turn stony and arrogant. Ouch.
Feeling that connection to love is what does nourish my heart. So that is where I try and return my focus – how can I open my heart? How can I feel love and connection even in “lack” or events my ego wants to scream or shake my fist at? Interestingly enough, these past 3-4 years have been a riptide of a lot of pain and loss. And through it my heart keeps coming back, wanting to open, wanting to rest in love, stretching, growing.
Thank you, Fiona.
In gratitude, Karly
I’m with you, Karly.
Many of the teachings on manifesting found in popular spiritual sources fall short in illuminating the difference between ego being in the driving seat and simply allowing Grace to step in wholeheartedly.
What saves the day is that even if ego is driving the creative process, to satisfy it’s needs (which of course it cannot), divine source energy is still at the heart of the movement….because everything is energy, divine source energy.
When ego is driving manifestation, the essence of source energy; Love, is put under pressure, and it’s this pressure that makes the creations ultimately fail to satisfy. Love needs to flow freely, as Grace to truly nourish us.
Many more folks are now feeling the pain of ego creations. This pain is fueling the Awakening of the human Heart. And this is what many of us are here on earth for; to show the way for Love to blossom in all of our creations.
Keep slowing down Karly. The presence and healing force of Love in your life and creations will only increase.